Best of Broadway Theatre 2012

The New York Times theatre critics, Ben Brantley and Charles Isherwood, have compiled their individual lists of the best shows on Broadway in 2012.

British imports and a lack of quality musicals appears the theme for the year that was. One Man, Two Guvnors and the Sydney Theatre Company’s Uncle Vanya are the only shows that appear on both critics’ lists.

Ben Brantley’s list (alphabetical)

  • Cock (UK)
  • Harper Regan (UK)
  • Mies Julie (South Africa)
  • Neutral Hero
  • Once
  • One Man, Two Guvnors (UK)
  • Peter and the Starcatcher
  • Sorry
  • Then She Fell
  • Uncle Vanya (Australia)

Charles Isherwood’s list

  1. Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
  2. Detroit
  3. The Piano Lesson
  4. Title and Deed/The Realistic Joneses
  5. The Iceman Cometh
  6. A Gentleman’s Guide To Love and Muder
  7. Golden Boy
  8. Disgraced
  9. Uncle Vanya (Australia)
  10. One Man, Two Guvnors (UK)
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